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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: Sep 10, 2008 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Poll: A simple one..the GD indoors or out?

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 10, 2008 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Poll: A simple one..the GD indoors or out?

Great snap! No, I'm pretty sure I don't know these people, but it's a fun picture. Ditto the Shakedown bus; I don't think I ever crossed paths with it.

Nassau - I saw 2 runs of shows there: May '81 and April '82, and always liked the place. The area was pretty funky, though. We had a scary experience at a West Hempstead motel in 1981: people banging on our door in the middle of the night yelling "fire," but really just trying to scare us into opening the door so they could rob us ...

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 10, 2008 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Poll: A simple one..the GD indoors or out?

That was you - we weren't trying to rob you we just needed a light!

;)

Saw alot of Nassau shows and always had a good time, those big giant horse cops could be pretty intimidating though.

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: Sep 11, 2008 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Poll: A simple one..the GD indoors or out?

I guess my frame of mind was augmented (and not by the acid,..well...maybe a little) but my ride, a really sweet woman named Annie, got busted there by two undercover cops that persisted in asking her to sell them a dose after she had told them 3 times she only had one left and it was for her for the next night. She relented and wound up on the bus,..the wrong bus... the one with wire mesh in the windows. Just so happend that she was from England orginally and still was an alien status wise although she was married and had 2 teenagers and had been in the states for 20 years. They were talking deportation and we had to get a couple from the clan to put their house up to post bond. Never went back to Nassua after that..we unkindy refered to it as Shakedown St.
Guess it coulda happend anywhere. I once had left my tent in philly to go to a nearby hotel to take a shower and came back to find my tent/sleeping bag and backpack gone...that sucked. Also went on a bus into So. Philly for Chinese food with a bunch of heads and we musta been on the wrong corner or looked to freakish but hoodlums came outta everywhere to assault us and then proceeded to throw rocks and bottles at the bus as we tried to exit.
truth be told tho the way cool stuff far outweighed the nightmares. Guess thats why I kept at it ;-)

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 12, 2008 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Poll: A simple one..the GD indoors or out?

Wow ... those are some harrowing stories - my touring days were mercifully free of law enforcement. I was only out there a short time - late 79 to late 82 - and I think that kind of thing became much worse in the mid to late 80's. For me, the fun and wonderful moments FAR outweighed the weird/negative ones. That's not the first story I've heard of non-dealer heads being baited into sharing the stash, then being busted for dealing. Pretty scummy.